Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happy Purrthday


A bright and cheerful stenciled background card made with Tim Holtz's distress oxide inks, carefully blended using one of Tim's mini stencils from Set 21. I Copic colored the MFT smitten kitten to look like a kitten from VegaBoo Cat Haven, where some of my cards are being showcased right MEOW!

The kitten is sitting on the bold white sentiment, that is popped up with it's food bowl and a birthday candle. The addition of the heart just makes this card extra special...




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CARD RECIPE
STAMPS: My Favorite Things Smitten Kitten.
PAPER: SU Basic Black, Real Red. Bristol Smooth. DSP Dots.
INK: SSS Intense Black. Distress Oxides, Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Peacock, Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet.
TOOLS: Big Shot.
SUPPLIES: Copics, White Embossing Powder, Foam Tape. Glossy Accents.



Monday, September 4, 2017

Newton's Nook | Newton's Nook Loves Cake



Here is a very special birthday card for a long time friend of mine that lives across the miles and loves cats just as much as I do. I stamped Newton on some Tim Holtz water color paper and colored him in with Zig real clean brush markers.  Die cut the base panel out with MFT blueprints 13 with Bristol smooth paper and sponged the background with distress oxides in cracked pistachio, picked raspberry and fossilized amber. Spritzed it with water and paper toweled off the excess and heat tool dried it, I then flicked on some black and gold splatter. I fun foam mounted the panel onto SSS fog card stock and pop dotted Newton and put him just above the white embossed sentiment on the black card stock.



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CARD RECIPE
STAMPS: Newton's Nook
PAPER: Tim Holts's Watercolor. Bristol Smooth. SSS Fog. SU Basic Black.
INK: SSS Intense Black
EMBELLISHMENTS: Adhesive Sheet Fun Foam.
TOOLS: Bigkick
SUPPLIES: Mft Die-namics Blueprints 13, Pop Dots, Finetec, White embossing Powder. Black Distress Ink. Distress Oxides Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber.

Thursday, August 24, 2017


I love cats and so does my boyfriend's Mom. This adorable card came together fairly easily for me. I ink blended the background panel with TH Distress Oxides in, picked raspberry, cracked pistachio, salty ocean and seedless preserves. Then sprayed it with water with the TH distress sprayer and dried it with the heat tool. Flicked some shimmer liquid onto it as well to give it some glimmer. Colored the stamped images with Copic markers and pop dotted them above the stamped verse on black card stock.

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CARD RECIPE
STAMPS: My Favorite Things I knead you, SSS Magical Birthday.
PAPER: SU So Saffron, SU Black. Bristol Smooth.
INK: SSS Intense Black, Versamark. Distress Oxides Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves.
TOOLS: Big Shot.
SUPPLIES: Copics, White Embossing Powder, Foam Tape.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cheery Christmas | Lawn Fawn


Like everyone else, I started creating my Christmas cards in July. They have been slow and steady! I would like to go into a fall or winter craft show but it will depend on the stock I inquire and if I can afford a table.

This card has a lot of layers, it took me a bit of time but it was easy to make. I first stamped the blue background panel with the fallen snow from Lawn Fawn's Snow Cool set. Then die cut out my hills from white card stock and foam taped them for dimension. All the critters are colored with Copic markers. Spectrum Noir Clear sparkle was added to the light bulbs, ornament and ribbon to give it that extra bit of twinkle.


CARD RECIPE
PAPER: SU Bashful Blue, Whisper White. Spectrum Noir 110.
STAMPS: Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas, Snow Cool.
INK: SSS Intense Black, LF Lobster, PTI New Leaf.
EMBELLISMENTS: Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle.
TOOLS: Big Shot.
SUPPLIES: Blueprints 13, SSS Stitched Slopes and Hills, Pop Dots, Foam Tape.

Galaxy Background | Distress Inks


 I have been de-stashing many of my older stamps to make room for some of the newer sets I've acquired. I came across this oldie but still a cutie with martians and rockets. There have been so many videos on how to make galaxy backgrounds I thought I would give it an attempt. I used distress inks, salty ocean, mustard seed, worn lipstick, dusty concord and black soot on Bristol paper.



I used the TH distress sprayer on the background panel and dried it with the heat too. Then splattered it with gold pearl Finetec mica paint and also white Copic ink. I colored the stamped images with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Lawn fawn Party Animals and white embossing powder. I've popped dotted the rocket shipped and attached the martian with an action wobbler.

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CARD RECIPE
STAMPS: Recollections
PAPER: SU Wisteria, Black. Bristol Smooth.
INK: SSS Intense Black, Versamark
EMBELLISHMENTS: Iridescent Stars.
TOOLS: Big Shot. Silhouette.
SUPPLIES: SSS Stitched Slopes & Hills, White Embossing Powder, Finetec Mica Watercolor Pearlescent Paint, White Copic Ink, Action Wobbler, Pop Dots, MFT Blueprints 13.